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Title: A re-examination of the value of the Kapeller-Adler pregnancy diagnosis test (histidinuria) as an instrument of differential diagnosis, with special reference to mental diseases
Author: Northover, P. T.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1939
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326 urines (193 males, 133 females) were tested by means of the newest Kapeller-Adler test for the presence of histidine. In the case of normal pregnancy the reaction was invariably positive; in those derived from non -pregnant healthy individuals it was equally invariably and unequivocally negative. In 14 out of 299 cases of diseases of various kinds, histidin-uria was demonstrated. It would seem that histidinuria is indicative of dysfunction of the pituitary or of the liver for tests for histidinuria cannot claim to possess any real value in differential diagnosis of diseases.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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